After days of criticism for omitting any mention of Jews or antisemitism from a White House statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the press secretary, Sean Spicer, lauded Trump for going “out of his way to recognize the Holocaust” and branded critics as “pathetic”.
Spicer claimed “by and large the president has been praised” for the brief statement released by the White House press office, which represented a break from past precedent as both George W Bush and Barack Obama had invariably mentioned the targeting of Jews by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, which represented the systematic genocide of European Jewry.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, branded the Trump statement “puzzling and troubling”.
Depends on the sources consulted, I guess:
Some other Spicer meatballs:
- He’s still bullshitting about Trump’s popularity
- He’s saying civil service officials should resign rather than protesting Trump’s arbitrary and racist immigration order
- Argued that we shouldn’t assume that a 5-year-old isn’t a terrorist threat
- Argued that Trump’s Supreme Court nominees had the right to Senate consideration, while somehow maintaining a straight face
Only 207 weeks to go!